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this is bbc news with the latest headlines for viewers in the uk and around the world. the duke of edinburgh remembered by those closest to him who say queen elizabeth is feeling the loss of her husband deeply. she described it as having left a huge void in her life. it's been a bit of a shock, however much one tries to prepare oneself for something like this, it's still a dreadful shock. in a statement released earlier, princess anne said her father has left a legacy that would inspire. also ahead... iran's top nuclear official says it's underground facility at natanz has been hit by a "terrorist act" — a day after it unveiled new advanced uranium centrifuges. cuts to power and water supplies on st vincent after a volcano erupts covering the caribbean island in ash. we speak to a volcanologist.
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nomadland hasjust been named best film at the baftas. chloe zhao wins best director. hello and welcome if you're watching in the uk or around the world. do in the uk or around the world. stay with us for allt headlines do stay with us for all the news, headlines and analysis. we begin today, sunday, with queen elizabeth has said the loss of her husband, the duke of edinburgh, has left a huge void in her life, according to their second son, the duke of york. prince andrew, princess anne, and prince edward have been also been speaking of what he meant to them. remembrance services for the duke of edinburgh took
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place around the uk, including canterbury cathedral. our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, reports. on a day of pause and reflection, prayers for the duke were said in many church services. and after the service at the chapel of all saints in windsor great park, members of his family spoke about him. it's a great loss. i think the way i would put it is that we've lost almost the grandfather of the nation. and i feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who's feeling it i think probably more than everybody else. she described it as having left a huge void in her life. but we, the family, the ones that are close, are rallying round to make sure that we're there to support her. the earl and countess of wessex also spoke about how the queen
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was dealing with the loss. thinking of others before herself. she's amazing, yeah. as always, yes. so, er... but bearing up, but again, i it's just that wave of affection for him and just those lovely- stories, theyjust mean so much, and the tributes have beenjust fantastic, l and that's really, really important and we really do appreciate it. - and i think it's so lovely for so many people to learn about what he did, because i think quite a lot of the things that have come out will have surprised some people. the countess spoke to members of the congregation about the manner of the duke's death. it was right for him. it was so gentle. she said his passing had been "very, very peaceful, as if someone had taken him by the hand, and off he went". at a special service of remembrance for the duke in canterbury cathedral, the archbishop spoke about loss.
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we may pray and offer love for all who find that a great life leaves a very great gap. britain's former prime minister sir john major knew the duke. he said his death would leave an enormous gap in the queen's life. i hope she will be given some time and space. i know she is the monarch, i know she has responsibilities, but she has earned the right to have a period of privacy in which to grieve with her family. and sirjohn said he hoped the duke's funeral would give princes william and harry a chance to mend their differences. the friction that we are told has arisen is a friction better ended as speedily as possible and a shared emotion, a shared grief at the present time, because of the death of their father, of their grandfather, i think is an ideal opportunity, i hope very much that it is possible
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to mend any rift that may exist. outside buckingham palace, barriers have been erected around the pavements, and signs have been put up to discourage people from leaving flowers. but despite the discouragement, bouquets and personal tributes are still being placed. this evening, one more family tribute, a written message from princess anne, the princess royal, describing her father as "my teacher, my supporter and my critic". "we will almost him," she wrote, "but he leaves a legacy ——"we will all miss him," she wrote, "but he leaves a legacy which can inspire us all." iranian nuclear officials say the natanz atomic facility has been hit by a terrorist act. the site is reported to have lost power just a day after new advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges were unveiled there. last year, a fire broke out at the plant, which the authorities said was sabotage and blamed on israel. the bbc�*s middle east analyst —
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sebastian usher — reports. well, we still don't know the extent of what happened within the facility. the original statements that came out from iran played it down to a considerable extent, saying that there were no casualties, no leaks, but it was an electrical problem, essentially portraying it as an accident. but as you were saying, we heard laterfrom the head of the atomic agency in iran who called it an act, saying it was a terrorist act. now, he didn't aim who he said was behind it, you wouldn't really expect him to, but he said the perpetrators, iran would reserve the right to take action against them. interestingly, in israel, iran has blamed israel for previous incidents here. in israel, there has been no official comment about it, but the media there has been quite outspoken in saying that it all seems to point to israel having
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been behind what happened and talking about a cyber attack similar to what happened back in 2010 there again when the stocknet virus was put into the computer system there and caused a huge amount of damage which put back the nuclear programme in iran by several years, and that was israel and the us together. as soon as it emerged that there had been some kind of problem let's look at some of the day's other news... experts say more than half of patients in intensive care for covid in brazil are underforty. they believe this may be owing to greater exposure to the virus, and to lower rates of vaccination. in march, there were 11,000 patients in icu under the age of 39. the us secretary of state has said he has real concerns about russia's military build up on its border with ukraine. antony blinken has warned moscow there will be consequences if it acts aggressively towards kyiv. the formerjordanian crown prince, prince hamza, has appeared in public with king abdullah.
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it's the first time they have been seen together since hamza said he had been placed under house arrest after being warned against undermining the country's stability. they were attending a ceremony to mark 100 years ofjordan�*s independence from britain. the european union's foreign affairs chief has said geopolitical competition is hampering efforts to halt the violence in myanmar, following the bloody military coup there. josep borrell said china and russia were blocking attempts in the un security council to impose an arms embargo. on friday, over 80 protestors are reported to have been killed in the central city of buh go in an incident activists have called a "bloody massacre". burmese journalist thin leh weh gave us this update. you know, you talked about the bago situation. on friday, 82 people at least were killed. that's the highest death toll in a single place that we've seen so far.
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and of course, like lots of other bloody crackdowns before that, that has just reinforced how brutal the regime is, and yet people are still coming out. so, you know, the crackdown happened in bago on friday, and yesterday in the same area, we heard that the security forces, you know, the forces were going house to house checking people and raiding the houses of the protest leaders. and yet both yesterday and today, in the western part of the same town, in bago, people were out protesting. so the resolves of the protesters have not been dimmed despite that violence. to the eastern caribbean now. there's been more worrying activity at a volcano in st vincent in the caribbean. there are reports of power cuts on the main island after heavy ashfall. thousands of people have already been evacuated from their homes. residents in barbados, nearly 200 kilometres to the east,
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have also been urged to stay indoors. scientists warn that eruptions could continue for days — or even weeks. june shipley is visiting family on the island she described the situation there. at the moment, the red zone which is near the volcano, they have been evacuated. there have been issues and concerns, but people have been advised they can't be evacuated to other countries, they can't stay in the hotels as the prime minister announced unless they have the covid vaccine. 0ther islands actually said they would take the residents regardless. sailors have been, fishermen have been rescuing people. the local bus drivers have been rescuing people as well as bringing them to the safe zone, which is the green zone, which is outside of the area and closer to town. we are i am at the moment
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is the green zone, so we are quite safe. i mean, we do have the rumblings of the volcano and we do see the smoke coming from the volcano, and we do get a lot of ash. i mean, the land is covered in ash. the veranda, the trees, everything is covered with ash at the moment. i'm joined now by doctor paul cole, an associate professor of volcanology at plymouth university. hejoins us from he joins us from plymouth now. thanks very much for being with us. first of all, i suppose we should ask how significant is this irruption? weill. significant is this irruption? well, i mean, significant is this irruption? well, i mean. it's— significant is this irruption? well, i mean, it's quite _ significant is this irruption? well, i mean, it's quite a _ significant is this irruption? well, i mean, it's quite a large - i mean, it's quite a large irruption. st vincent is the most active volcano in the eastern caribbean. it's had five erections and historical time, which is in the last 300 years. the last eruption was in 1979. but i think this is a much bigger irruption than that. it's producing more ash, and the
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eruptions are probably more intense than the current explosions that are occurring now, and they're probably more frequent and larger than those in 1979. ., ., ~ , more frequent and larger than those in1979. ., ., ~ , , ,, ., in 1979. you have kindly supplied to us a coume — in 1979. you have kindly supplied to us a coume of _ in 1979. you have kindly supplied to us a couple of photographs. - in 1979. you have kindly supplied to us a couple of photographs. let's i us a couple of photographs. let's look at the first one. tell us what we are seeing here, please. fik. look at the first one. tell us what we are seeing here, please. ok. i can't actually _ we are seeing here, please. ok. i can't actually see _ we are seeing here, please. ok. i can't actually see the _ we are seeing here, please. ok. i can't actually see the photographs, but the first one i think it's a picture of the crater.- but the first one i think it's a j picture of the crater.- i but the first one i think it's a - picture of the crater.- i took picture of the crater. right. i took that a few years _ picture of the crater. right. i took that a few years ago _ picture of the crater. right. i took that a few years ago where - picture of the crater. right. i took that a few years ago where you can see into the crater and you can see a large dome, a lava dome, that formed in the last irruption in 1979. �* ., ., , 1979. and if we moved to the second hoto 1979. and if we moved to the second photo which — 1979. and if we moved to the second photo which is _ 1979. and if we moved to the second photo which is a _ 1979. and if we moved to the second photo which is a more _ 1979. and if we moved to the second photo which is a more recent - 1979. and if we moved to the second photo which is a more recent picture| photo which is a more recent picture which i think somebody else had taken. , . ., which i think somebody else had taken. , , ., ., taken. the second photograph was taken. the second photograph was taken by the _ taken. the second photograph was taken by the authorities _ taken. the second photograph was taken by the authorities that - taken by the authorities that monitor the volcano from the university of the west indies seismic research centre who are on the island doing the hard monitoring work right now. they took that photograph, and you can see a dark area, also a lava dome which has
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been been protruding since the last three and a half —— 33 and half months, occupying a crater between the lava dome formed in 1979. so we are seeinu the lava dome formed in 1979. so we are seeing that _ the lava dome formed in 1979. so we are seeing that new— the lava dome formed in 1979. so we are seeing that new dark _ the lava dome formed in 1979. so we are seeing that new dark rather - are seeing that new dark rather sinister looking patch there where we can see the smoke as well. so it's been building up to interruption for at least the last four months. it’s interruption for at least the last four months.— four months. it's actually been interrupting — four months. it's actually been interrupting since _ four months. it's actually been interrupting since the - four months. it's actually been interrupting since the 27th - four months. it's actually been interrupting since the 27th of l interrupting since the 27th of december. so what you can see there is actually lava. it is lava that is much more viscous than your standard lava that you see in iceland or somewhere like that. it's so biscuit that it cannot flow very easily. so it builds up as a big lava dome. so that has been erupting for the last three and a half months passively, what we call effusively. so there wasn't prior to these explosions any real danger at that point. i wasn't prior to these explosions any real danger at that point.— real danger at that point. i suppose the question _ real danger at that point. i suppose the question now _ real danger at that point. i suppose the question now is _ real danger at that point. i suppose the question now is what _ real danger at that point. i suppose the question now is what is - real danger at that point. i suppose the question now is what is likely i the question now is what is likely to happen over the coming weeks
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insofar as it is predictable. probably we are going to see these explosions which are occurring quite frequently. we are seeing several of day. we have something like 22 of these explosions over the last two and half days. i expect those to continue. although, it is likely that those might become less frequent and perhaps smaller as time goes on. how long that will go on for is very difficult to say. eruption in 1979 lasted a few months. eruption in 1902 lasted ten months, although not continuously. so i suspect we will see quiet periods and then periods where there are perhaps explosions occurring again which are going to produce more ash which can be spread across the island. ., ., ., the island. doctor paul call from pl mouth the island. doctor paul call from plymouth university, _ the island. doctor paul call from plymouth university, thank- the island. doctor paul call from plymouth university, thank you | the island. doctor paul call from - plymouth university, thank you very much. and indeed for supplying us with those photos which vividly illustrates why this volcano is now potentially such a threat. thank you very much for being with us on the
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bbc news. the headlines on bbc news... the duke of edinburgh's children pay tribute to their late father — after a private church service attended by members of the royal family. iran says its main nuclearfacility has been hit by an act of terrorism a day after new uranium enrichment centrifuges were installed. thousands of businesses in england are preparing to reopen on monday in the next stage of easing the third national lockdown. they include shops — while pubs and restaurants will be able to serve outdoors. hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms and outdoor attractions like zoos and theme parks can also reopen. wales also sees restrictions easing. in scotland and northern ireland most pupils will return to the classroom. here's katy austin on the changes in england. the first lockdown pushed this lingerie and swimwear chain to the brink.
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since then, they've ramped up online and closed some stores for good, but they still see monday as hugely important. we've had lots of calls from customers, which tells us that obviously, lots of customers are wanting to come into shops, but we know that some will want to continue shopping from home for some time. and we are yet to find out exactly how much of that mix is a permanent shift. changing rooms can open, carefully managed, and bra fittings will be done, contact—free. 0ur teams are using actually the fitting rooms opposite, so rather than actuallyjoining them in the fitting room, they're doing exactly what they would normally do, from further apart. people are being encouraged to shop alone and stay socially distanced. bravissimo is confident of opening safely. profitably — not sure. the british retail consortium says that non—food stores will have lost £30 billion worth of sales over the three lockdowns. it's also clear that the past year
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has sped up a change that was already under way towards there being fewer shops on our streets and people buying more online. but some things sell much better in person. after a slow winter, this bed retailer hopes to benefit from pent—up demand when it reopens 172 stores in england tomorrow. all of our stores will have very clearly designated sanitising areas, our products are for the majority requiring an assisted sales process where customers and the sales staff can touch and feel and lie on the products, and so being able to do that is an integral part of the sales process. pubs, restaurants and cafes in england can serve outside from tomorrow. gusto will open three restaurants including this one in liverpool. they are fully booked, but it's not worth opening nine others with small outdoor areas. by the time we've got in a team of chefs, someone to wash the pots, a team front of house to make drinks
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and serve the food and a manager to run the place, we would actually be worse off than we would be by staying closed. hairdressers are already open in wales and scotland. tomorrow, england, too. with social distancing, this salon will only have 50% capacity. we opened up our online bookings quite a few weeks ago, and we have been inundated. we're fully booked until the beginning ofjune, and we've also had our phone lines open, so, yeah, we've got our clients banging the door down, they can't wait for us to open. shops can open late to cope with an expected initial rush. after a painful yearfor retail, they're relying on customers to keep coming back. katy austin, bbc news. the annual bafta film awards ceremony has paid tribute to the duke of edinburgh, who became the organisation's president — in 1959. "nomadland"a film about a woman who lives in a van in the american west
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after the financial crash was the big winner. but this year, because of the pandemic, winners delivered their acceptance speeches remotely. 0ur arts editor will gompertz was watching. there was a sombre note to begin this year's baftas, as the academy paid tribute to its first and greatly admired president. before we start, we're extremely saddened by the passing of his royal highness prince philip, the duke of edinburgh, on friday. now, the duke was bafta's first ever president over 60 years ago and was the first royal patron, a line that goes through all the way to bafta's current president, his grandson, the duke of cambridge. it was a largely virtual awards in which the nominees appeared on giant screens while the celebrity presenters opened the golden envelopes in a virtually empty royal albert hall. nomadland was an early and fitting winner, a film about loss and loneliness striking a chord in a year when the pandemic has left a lot of people bereft and isolated.
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the film was helmed by chloe zhao... if you can look over your shoulder. ..who became only the second woman ever to be awarded the best director bafta. we would like to dedicate this award to the nomadic community, who so generously welcomed us into their lives. its star, frances mcdormand, won the leading actress award, as many expected, but she was unable to attend the event. nor was sir anthony hopkins, who won the leading actor bafta for his powerful portrayal of an elderly man with dementia in the father. oh, i was a dancer. were you? dad! yes? you were an engineer. what do you know about it? yes, tap dancing was my speciality. the winner of the best supporting actress was... yuh—jung youn for minari. especially recognised by british people, known as very snobbish people, and they approved me
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as a good actor. so i'm very, very grateful and happy. she won for her performance as an equally straight—talking grandmother in minari. you can murder a liberator, - but you can't murder a liberation! daniel kaluuya followed his golden globes win with a best supporting actor bafta for playing fred hampton injudas and the black messiah. i'd like to thank chairman fred jr| and mama akua for partnering up with us and joining hands to bring this man to the position - that he belongs. emerald fennell won for outstanding british film and original screenplay, ending the night with two baftas to add to her personal collection. but i only have this chocolate bafta which has melted in my hand because my palms are so sweaty. bukky bakray, the teenager who plays the eponymous character in the british drama rocks, appeared genuinely surprised to win the rising star category.
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the big winner, though, was nomadland, which finished the night with four baftas, including the prestigious best film award. will gompertz, bbc news. let's get more with caroline frost, who's an entertainmentjournalist. caroline, you and i have been talking a little earlier, and you are already signalling how well nomad land was doing. it's ended up being a terrific night for that film. it has. nomad land and rocks both went into the scene with seven nominations apiece, and rocks came home effectively with one only by —— 18 years old, a rising star, but apart from that, empty—handed, and yes, it all went nomad land's way. so those big wins for best actress as well as best director and the big title, best film of the night. her career has _
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title, best film of the night. her career has really _ title, best film of the night. her career has really in the last few years, after as often him —— happens with actors they cannot run for years and years, get lots of not backs, put on great performances, some of them end up on the floor because they are relatively small parts, but it has really come right for her in the last few years, hasn't it?— for her in the last few years, hasn't it? , , ., hasn't it? yes, definitely. iwould have to say _ hasn't it? yes, definitely. iwould have to say i _ hasn't it? yes, definitely. iwould have to say i would _ hasn't it? yes, definitely. iwould have to say i would never - hasn't it? yes, definitely. iwould have to say i would never say - hasn't it? yes, definitely. iwould have to say i would never say it . hasn't it? yes, definitely. i would l have to say i would never say it was because she married the right man. i mean, ijust think because she married the right man. i mean, i just think that the creative union of her with mr cohen of the cohen brothers and then being that creative force with fargo, i think it's inspired all of them, to go from that to the three billboards role that won her second 0scar, from that to the three billboards role that won her second oscar, and it's looking as though she willjoin that rare group of people who end up with perhaps three at the very least on their mental pieces. it with perhaps three at the very least on their mental pieces.— on their mental pieces. it has been such a peculiar— on their mental pieces. it has been such a peculiar year _ on their mental pieces. it has been such a peculiar year for _ on their mental pieces. it has been such a peculiar year for film - such a peculiar year for film globally, let alone bafta and british film aficionados. television, of course, has had a
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varies good time. tobin production has been fine, film production hasn't been. to what extent do you think these awards are reflecting this year the year that film is had? it's been extraordinary. i mean, the good news is that tonight was a wonderful reminder of all the good film that is out there if you haven't seen them yet. you will be able to see them very shortly. 0f able to see them very shortly. of course, many of these films are now coming to sofas near you because the streaming world has been knocking at the door. we have seen netflix making this tireless campaign for the last few years. it knows it's got the commercial boat, but in a critical adulation that summative people seem to want. it is all the streaming pleat fact —— streaming platforms. at least three out of the five were originating on streaming platforms. so that whole snobbery between theatrical releases and home releases, that has all been out the window. in a democratic process.
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they will have to adjust, and cinemas are going to have to adjust. viewers, we are swept for choice. as soon as cinemas are open soon, we will be able to have a big event of going out and having the popcorn, overpriced popcorn, all the things we used to complain about and now cannot wait to experience once again while othersjoined them cannot wait to experience once again while others joined them from comfort of home while people got used to that during lockdown. he thinks become quite a democratic process as well, smartphones coming to the floor, those big—budget movies that use to prop up the film industry, they are very much going to be one part of it from a but all these other films will get to enjoy some nights as well. these other films will get to en'oy some nights as mud these other films will get to en'oy some nights as well. think he ever some nights as well. think he ever so much for— some nights as well. think he ever so much for staying _ some nights as well. think he ever so much for staying up _ some nights as well. think he ever so much for staying up late, - some nights as well. think he ever so much for staying up late, we . some nights as well. think he ever l so much for staying up late, we have enjoyed your popcorn, a lot cheaper when you make it yourself. don't forget, driving cinemas of course have had quite a bit of a revival as well. you are watching a new statue of christ being built in brazil which will be taller than the famous redeemer statue in rio dejaneiro. christ the protector in the southern city of encantado will be 43m high
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making it the world's third tallest jesus statue.a head and outstretched arms were added to the structure last week. the idea for the statue came from a local politician who died in march with covid—19. you are watching bbc news. and we'll find out how this story — and many others — are covered in tomorrow's front pages at 10:30 and 11:30 this evening in the papers — our guestsjoining me tonight are political commentator, faiza shaheen, and lizzy burden who is uk economy reporter at bloomberg. do stay with us for that. i will be back with the headlines in just a few moments. now it's time for a look at the weather with darren bett. hello there. generally speaking, it looks like monday should be a dryer day, and temperatures may be a little higher than they were over the weekend. it certainly was a cold weekend, and we had widespread wintry showers developing, even had some snow here for a while in greater london. a lot of those wintry showers are fading away, but we still have cold air
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across the uk. high pressure towards the southwest — and running around the top of it, this weak weather front has been bringing some damp weather into northern ireland, that's pushing into parts of wales and southern england. there could briefly be a little bit of sleet and snow as we run into the colder air. and we start monday with a widespread frost, perhaps some icy patches. lowest temperatures in scotland and northern england, where we have the clearer skies. maybe still some damp weather, a bit of rain or wintering us across parts of wales will soon move into southern england. that doesn't last long, cloud breaks, sunshine comes through, we're left with the odd shower. most of the showers will filter into western parts of northern ireland, much of scotland, northern, eastern england, and the midlands having a dry day, much better day than it was on sunday with some sunshine — and as a result, temperatures will be a couple degrees higher, as well. still cold and those temperatures will fall away quickly into the evening with those clearer skies, most places ending the day fine and dry. high pressure is building in across the uk for tuesday. you think of high pressure, you think dry weather — and for most places, it will be, but not quite everywhere. starts cold and there'll be a frost around.
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the sunshine coming through, some cloud developing especially in the west, maybe bringing a few showers into northern ireland, southwestern parts of scotland, wales, and western areas of england. the distribution of showers does keep changing a bit, but it does look drier towards eastern areas, and more parts of the country will see temperatures in double figures. now we still have high pressure in charge as we move into wednesday. things look a little different — yes, it'll start cold, there may well be a frost around, as well, and after a sunny start, cloud will tend to build up. but this time, it'll probably spread out a bit more, there won't be the depth of cloud, so we're unlikely to see many, if any showers around, and those temperatures in western areas could hit 13—14 celsius. it's fairly quiet weather over the weekend, there won't be much rain around, many places will be dry. but it'll still be cold — not quite as cold as it was over the weekend, mind you, but there's still a risk of frost overnight. goodbye.
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hello, this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. we'll be taking a look at tomorrow morning's papers in a moment. first, the headlines. the duke of edinburgh's children pay tribute to their late father after a private church service attended by members of the royal family. i think the way i would put it is that we have lost almost the grandfather of the nation. and i feel very sorry and supportive of my mother, who's feeling it, i think, probably more than everybody else. david cameron insists that he complied with the rules when lobbying the government on behalf of greensill capital. one day more — lockdown easing in england will see
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